A phyllodes tumor in a child

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Jun;22(3):e21-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2007.11.006.


Phyllodes tumor of the breast is a rare neoplasm, particularly in adolescent girls and young women. It is usually presented as a unilateral palpable mass. We are reporting the case of an 11-year-old adolescent girl who came to our Diagnostical Imaging Department with non-hematic nipple discharge. Ultrasound, mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed. The histological examination showed a phyllodes tumor. The management and the biological behavior of this uncommon tumor are discussed with particular regard to the very unusual clinical presentation in this patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Phyllodes Tumor / diagnostic imaging*
  • Phyllodes Tumor / pathology
  • Ultrasonography, Mammary